633 Squadron (1964) - Drama, War

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An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 9 out of 70 found boring (12.85%)

One-line Reviews (47)

The intense action keeps you on the edge of your seat...

the only thing i found amusing and entertaining about this film is watching all the guys getting killed and getting shot up going into the cliffThe Camera Angles are crappy ,the special effects are horrible , there just made out of models when they blow up or crash , the cockpit views absolutely suckdo not hire this film0 stars out of 10 , complete waste of time

All the usual 1960s Brit war movie suspects do their respective turns with yawn - inducing predictability and lots of toy aeroplanes crumple unconvincingly.

633 Squadron imbues the indomitable spirit and bravery of the airman during World War II but the dialogue is banal and the characters are opaque.

Great flying, a rousing score and decent special effects (at least in the letterbox version) lifts this one above the humdrum.

As well as not having a wooden American actor in the lead role, the plot is almost entirely different (though the fjord raid remains, being to destroy a heavy-water plant being used to develop an atomic bomb for Germany, it is more exciting than in the film).


Spectacular ,fantastic aerial photograph with an exciting bombing raid at the end and accompanied with a memorable score by Ron Goodwin.

A war propaganda movie, twenty years too late .

It's really done quite well and is exciting.

The second is the final scene (said to have inspired the "trench run" sequence in "Star Wars") in which the Squadron fly up the fjord to attack the factory, running the gauntlet of the German anti- aircraft batteries- a thrilling sequence which has made the film beloved of all aviation enthusiasts and is the main attraction when it is shown on television today.

Still, there are few dull moments and the thing zips along with plenty of zest.

Oh but the film has real flying scenes of Mosquitos and a flying score to match the Dambusters March so its a film worth watching.

Ho Hum.

I can recommend this movie as some light, rousing entertainment.

Still enjoyable despite all this especially for WW II air buffs!

It pulls no punches, glorifies bravery, and is exciting to the finish.

To me then, it was a thrilling adventure.

However, the plot develops with all the energy of a bowl of Gazpacho, saddled with a starchy love story subplot and thoroughly dull performances all around.

Nevertheless, the final attack sequence is still moderately thrilling {and oddly forshadows the trench run scene in "Star Wars"} and with a little fast forwading now and then, can be an enjoyable romp.

This is a laudable idea, quite far-sighted for its time, and truthful: during WWII the RAF was indeed crewed by people of all nations and races, from the British Empire and beyond, but this film points it up in such a contrived and heavy-handed way, it's embarrassing to modern sensibilities.

Entertaining .

Clichéd plot and tired special effects aside, this is an aviation classic with some beautiful shots of the Mosquito and some thrilling, scenic action sequences.

The music is rousing but becomes tedious by the end.

Yes it might be exciting to a ten year old child in the 1970s but as an adult my critical faculties was instantly able to notice what's wrong with this movie The screenplay feels rather disjointed as it jumps about from location to location and it almost feels like a storyboard rather than a completed script since the scenes seem to finish and start in an unnatural manner .

The film is stylistically similar to THE DAM BUSTERS and just as entertaining, although the cast isn't quite up there with that classic film's ensemble players.

Sensational pyrotechnics,exciting ending and rousing score are the main assets of this spectacular film .

I was crazy about flying way back when, and the sight of all those magnificent de Haviland Mosquitoes flying flat out in formation at tree top level dodging fjords etc was quite thrilling.

the exciting, beautiful, fast, deHavilland Mosquito's.

The flying sequences are always thrilling and listening to those Merlins!

633 SQUADRON also has the fortune to be blessed by a truly rousing orchestral score which makes the movie.

Let's see: Every cliché in the book is used, American Eagle Squadron fighter.

So many movies are all 'wham bang boom' and no plot...

Maria Perschy looks suitably Norwegian (and stunning) and doesn't try too hard for an accent otherwise than educated English - which considering she was Austrian may well have been a very good thing!

I was actually bored.

Exciting War Adventure.

It's an exciting war movie involving brave noble men in the RAF and Norwegian resistance giving those cruel Nazis what for .

It's so evocative, full of movement and aerial daring-do.

If you've never seen this movie and you feel like a bit of uncomplicated, old-fashioned entertainment with some thrilling aerial photography and great theme music, you won't be disappointed.

The theme music was very exciting too, and still is.

It contains every lousy cliché from every bad war film ever made.

And those Mosquitoes -- stunning airplanes for their time, versatile and with a maximum speed of more than 370 miles per hour.

The story itself is so cliché-ridden that it might have been written by a thirteen year-old.

To many of them, the old movies are boring because their senses aren't being overwhelmed by extravagant graphics and things blowing up every five seconds.

The music alone is worth watching this flick.

anyway the film is boring as hell , cliff and the boys drink beer and see women ,they worry about the mission , the norwegion flys back to norway by england and gets captured , so cliff has to fly over there and bomb the place where he is being held so the nazis wont find out about the plan which was extremely boring , then the rebel forces whom were supposed to destroy the Anti aircraft are killed , but they carry on .. in the end they do blow up the cliff that falls on the factory , cliff goes in 1st and gets pretty shot up but makes it through, then the guy with the hook goes in and gets shot up too but makes it , everybody else gets killed other than the Aussie who makes it out but eventually runs out of ammo and collides with a suppose to be me-109 but it looks like a little crappy plane , the hook guys plane literally explodes on the way out from flak and cliffs plane gets shot up and he crash lands in the norwegion countryside and dies (i think, u only see him pass out)the mission is declared a success.

It has a rousing score, decent battle scenes and ends strongly.